Total Success Running MMD on Win 10 64-bit! MikuMikuDance

A Feature Article by Reggie Dentmore on LearnMMD.comI ordered a “gamers” 64-bit Windows 10 PC from a refurbisher on eBay. It arrived on Friday afternoon (yesterday); I plugged it in and started to learn about Windows 10. I had only ever run Windows XP and Vista (Vista on an inexpensive ACER laptop with too little RAM). XP has been my mainstay for well over a decade. Trying to figure out Win 10, after XP, was like trying to learn a new language! All of the elements were there but in new places using, perhaps, different names and different menus to find them.

Update 8/12/19: A few new MMD users report that 64-Bit MMD does not run with 64-bit MME on Windows 10 machines. It may be that a recent Microsoft Windows 10 update has caused this issue. So, if 64-bit MMD isn’t running with MME on your Windows 10 computer, please try to run the 32-bit MMD… with the appropriate 32-bit C++ Redistributables… and use the matching 32-bit MME download. Please leave a comment to let me know if that works for you!

I had Total Success Running MMD on Win 10 64-bit!

FIVE Downloads in my Downloads folder!

Then, this morning, I started to add MikuMikuDance to my new Win 10 PC. I went to the Downloads page and downloaded MMD 9.31×64 … and then I downloaded MME v037x64 “in English” (It’s important that both MMD and MME “match”: both must be 32-bit or both must be 64-bit.)

Then I took a look at that orange chart, there, on the downloads page that shows you what OTHER software MMD needs to have installed. I downloaded the DirectX 9c Runtime, C++ 2008 Redistributable for 64-bit, and the C++ 2010 Redistributable for 64-bit.

First and only Hiccup… DirectX Runtime installation

I ran the DirectX executable that I had downloaded… and it asked me “Where” to place the files it was about to download. I had no idea. So, I went back to and the main Troubleshooting article… and it told me to place a new folder named TMP onto my C drive. I did so… and then returned to that question, clicked BROWSE… and navigated my way to that TMP folder.

That DirectX Runtime then finished its installation without another incident.

I then unzipped the C++ 2008 Redistributable and installed that software.

Next: the C++ 2010 software.

Then I dragged the MMD zip folder to my Desktop and unzipped it… “Extract All”… and found my new MMD folder on the Desktop. … I did the same with the MME zip folder. I opened that new MME folder and did a drag-and-drop to put the three DLLs into the same folder as the MikuMikuDance.exe file.

Finally: MikuMikuDance!

I opened that new MMD folder… and tried to open MikuMikuDance.

If you've done it right, MMEffect will show in the upper right corner of the main window.SUCCESS! … MMD opened and looked great and that little MMEffect was where it belonged: in the upper right corner of my screen.

FAST Computer!

Knowing I had a whiz-bang new computer, I tried loading the Sample(All Stars).pmm sample dance. In just a couple of blinks, it was loaded and on-screen. I was ALREADY further-along than what my old XP computer could usually accomplish! Almost every time, it used to “lock-up” when I tried to open that dance. My new Windows 10 “gamers” computer was able to play that dance at between 56- and 58-frames per second! (When my old XP DID play this dance, it was at, maybe, 2- or 3-fps!)

 Running MMD on Win 10 64-bit is easy if you keep your head and do it properly!

Doin’ the Sparkly Happy Dance!

For my next trick, I dragged the new Mikumikudance.exe file and it’s DATA folder into my old, existing MMD folder. I then did a drag-and-drop to move those three new DLLS into that old folder to replace the old 32-bit DLLs.

I opened MMD… It worked perfectly. … I was JAZZED!

Next, I opened my most MME effect-heavy saved dance… and… it opened quickly and ran just fine at 60-fps.


I had total success running MMD on Win 10 64-bit!

Have fun with MikuMikuDance!



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